Gippsland East Mentoring Program

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Contact Person: Susan Adair / Jan Lucas
Position: Program Coordinator
Phone: 0351539300
Mobile: 0419802772
Street Address: 280 Main Street, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875
Postal Address: PO Box 331, Bairnsdale 3875

The Gippsland East Youth Mentoring Program is about engaging young people at the primary and secondary school level who are at risk of leaving school early. We provide mentors on a one on one basis who will became a friend to a young person to help them with career choices, further education and to enjoy other fun activities like crafts, sports and life experiences. Once a friendship is formed the student and mentor can continue to work together to negotiate and overcome life’s challenges.

Mentor Age: 21+
Mentee Age: 8-19
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors One day in-house training program. Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities Access to online Moodle platform with additional training opportunities, videos, information sheets etc.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: All Potential mentors must go through the following procedures prior to being accepted into the program: Preliminary interview process Complete Application form Attend training course Successful application of a Working With Children Check Certificate Complete a Fit2Work check Provide 2 referees
Mentor Position Description: Our mentors: Enjoy being around young people Have an ability to listen support and encourage young people from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. Are non-judgemental. Enjoy sharing their interests and hobbies - eg sports, art, literature, painting, fishing etc Are employed, unemployed, retired, a 'stay at home' parent, single or married.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 1 hour per week for a minimum of 6 months (only during school hours & terms)
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